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kal_dude
04-15-2011, 03:16 PM
i have been wanting to upgrade the 6.5" cockpit speakers in my boat since i put JL 7.7's on the tower, well i made it happen. also the engine hatch cover needed to be replaced, and i wanted it to look a little cooler, so i did it using the hammered metal vinyl for the inserts, the red and silver are a correct match for the existing red and silver accents in the boat! looks awesome!! going to make a custom bow filler cushion using that material also ;) on the front speakers i had to modify the location a little bit, and make some 1" Aluminum speaker spacers to allow for the extra depth of the speaker. going to install some red LED light rings also ;) still have to install the Jl tweeters, but for now the clarion ones work fine.

rspiecha
04-15-2011, 03:21 PM
Sweet, nice looking boat.

brucemac
04-15-2011, 04:22 PM
nice work right there.

so how come no sport grills for the tweets? did you buy the complete component sets?

got any closeups of the spacers you made?

swatguy
04-15-2011, 04:32 PM
Looks great. Your 02 had a single piece rear bench? BTW love the color scheme

helton333
04-15-2011, 06:28 PM
now order stainless cupholders for your boat from Boakes Marine. I just got mine for my 2003 - I think you need 8 - cost $84 with shipping, they have a neoprene bottom and a self adhesive tape lip.

brucemac
04-15-2011, 06:30 PM
yeah and send me your black ones!

kal_dude
04-15-2011, 06:33 PM
here are the spacers, hope this helps? also i have 2 of the billet X grilles, not sure if i am going to run them yet? they are the pro tour red, not the Viper red like my boat is. as far as the tweeters go, i have the JL ones w the sport grilles, just haven't installed them yet, but i will be soon
kal

brucemac
04-15-2011, 07:09 PM
those spacers are sharp. nice job. post up pics when you do your tweeters, curious to see how you do the bow tweets.

was it hard to enlarge the cut-outs for the 7.7's?

rgardjr1
04-15-2011, 07:30 PM
here are the spacers, hope this helps? also i have 2 of the billet X grilles, not sure if i am going to run them yet? they are the pro tour red, not the Viper red like my boat is. as far as the tweeters go, i have the JL ones w the sport grilles, just haven't installed them yet, but i will be soon
kal

Here is a post that has links to threads showing led installs in both the billet and sport grilles if you hadn't found them yet.

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=720518&postcount=37

Is the pro tour red lighter or darker than the the viper red?

kal_dude
04-18-2011, 02:15 PM
got the LED speaker rings in the boat this weekend!!! if you have been thinking about buying them, quit F-ing around and DO IT!!!!!! i have been thinking about buying them for a long time, and wanted more light in the cockpit of my boat but was trying to decide if they would be worth the $$$ the pics do NOT do them justice!! these things are BAD ***!!!!!! they are worth eveyr penny!!! i called Adam at Empire Hydrosports on friday, and had them Saturday! he is Very friendly, knowledgable, and professional.

www.empirehydrosports.com
give him a call!!!

scott023
04-18-2011, 02:31 PM
Man, you've done a heck of a nice job there.

kal_dude
04-19-2011, 01:33 PM
here are the fronts lighted up :D i never thought i would be that excited about LED's in my boat, but they are AWESOME!!!

agarabaghi
04-19-2011, 03:52 PM
what do u hook them up to? do you run them to an acc switch?

kal_dude
04-19-2011, 04:56 PM
yes, there are 2 pre-wired switches on the dash, Acc 1 is just a 12v constant power switch, and Acc 2 is a constant 12 volt switch with high and low, now i am going to put a light and 12 volt power port in the glove box, not sure why that stuff wasn't put in there from the factory? looking for peoples keys, phones, wallets, etc... sucks in the dark

agarabaghi
04-19-2011, 05:01 PM
awesome just ordered mine. im guessing you added wire extensions to the grills?

kal_dude
04-19-2011, 05:08 PM
wire extensions? give me a call, i can help you out
kal
262-968-2514 shop
414-801-0297 cell

agarabaghi
04-19-2011, 05:53 PM
i dunno i mean like running the wire from the grills all the way to the switch... im guess the grills dont come with feet and feet of wire? I might call you when I actually have the boat and speakers in hand haha

kal_dude
04-19-2011, 06:06 PM
do you need speakers too? yes you have to run a length of wire from the switch to each speaker LED ring, its not hard, i did it last night on mine

agarabaghi
04-19-2011, 06:16 PM
nope boat has the speakers already

chawk610
04-19-2011, 06:25 PM
Wow... really awesome bro... I have been wanting to do that my self... they run through an in-line fuse?

jdhart73
04-21-2011, 01:38 AM
Damn, $99 for 2 rings?? I would spend 7 or $800 if I wanted to do my whole boat!!
That's not including cup holders, there has to be a more affordable way?

kal_dude
04-21-2011, 04:39 PM
Damn $4.00 pr. gal for 87 octane gas?!!? lol, buy the rings, they are F-ing AWESOME!!! besides cool doesn't always = cheap ;) and chicks will dig them!!! by the way they are so awesome, i am going to be a dealer for them, let me know if you want some!
kal

jdhart73
04-21-2011, 07:42 PM
Oh great, I can buy from you now with additional markup... LOL!

Damn $4.00 pr. gal for 87 octane gas?!!? lol, buy the rings, they are F-ing AWESOME!!! besides cool doesn't always = cheap ;) and chicks will dig them!!! by the way they are so awesome, i am going to be a dealer for them, let me know if you want some!
kal

kal_dude
04-22-2011, 02:49 PM
Please tell me you were joking about the "additional markup"

jdhart73
04-22-2011, 03:13 PM
Only if your kidding about becoming a dealer.

kal_dude
04-22-2011, 04:02 PM
business 101, yes dealers mark up the cost of a product, that is how they make money and stay in business, otherwise they go bankrupt, also the dealer doesn't mark up the cost of a product higher than what the customer can buy it from the manufacturer for, otherwise why would the customer buy from a dealer if the manufacturer sells to the general public? so when i become a dealer my price will be $99 pr. pair just like the manufacturer. it is up to the dealer to work out a quantity discount if they want.
hope this helps

jdhart73
04-22-2011, 04:18 PM
Wow Kal dude, thanks for the lesson... I feel more prepared now to head out in the world.
Any other obvious observations you'd like to bestow upon the forum?

My last two posts are sarcastic, as is this one. I know it's difficult at times to discern
sarcasm through font so I hope this clarifies.
At the end of the day I still think $99 a pair is nuts considering the cost of goods. But there in lies the rub, I can shop elsewhere. Just because I have a pricey boat doesn't mean I can't be smart with my money.

Enjoy your lights brother, they do look nice!

kal_dude
04-22-2011, 04:22 PM
hey buddy, it is all good, i wish you the best, and yes it is hard to discern sarcasm thru posts, there are alot of less educated people in the world, none of which own mastercrafts tho ;) anyways if you really want to be smart with your money, i can show you a way to earn cash back on just about everything you purchase!

milkmania
04-22-2011, 04:30 PM
*snip* anyways if you really want to be smart with your money, i can show you a way to earn cash back on just about everything you purchase!


oh great! now we gots a credit card salesman :rolleyes: <-----denotes sarcasm


I'm fickin with with ya :D
the speaker lights and install looks great :twocents:

kal_dude
04-22-2011, 04:33 PM
lol, not a CC salesman, i teach people how to get out of debt, not create it!
i am an internet marketing genius

jdhart73
04-22-2011, 04:34 PM
Cash back??!! Message me!

agarabaghi
04-22-2011, 05:06 PM
teach me how to make my boat run off water. k thanks!

kal_dude
04-22-2011, 06:44 PM
pm sent jdhart73

milkmania
04-23-2011, 12:52 AM
pm sent jdhart73

hit me too......

the ex-biatch really took me for a ride, I don't have anything to lose:(

kal_dude
04-24-2011, 11:29 PM
pm sent milkmania, sorry to hear that buddy, now you can have some $$$$$$ to get a new one ;)
kal dude!